Greenville Avenue Pizza Company is known for its delicious (and large) pizzas, and GAPCo fans know to expect the regular menu will be joined by special pizzas several times each year, as the restaurant celebrates holidays or flexes its creativity. Now is one of those times. GAPCo has partnered with its Richardson next door neighbor, Monkey King Noodle Company, to create the new Dan Dan Pizza.Continue reading
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GAPCo Partners with Monkey King Noodle Company to Introduce the Dan Dan Pizza
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Where to Dine Well in Deep Ellum
Deep Ellum has this rich history of taverns and music, not too unlike today. The transitions have been deep cut with controversy both sweet and unforgiving.
Deep Ellum was well known as the place to be for blues musicians from as far away as Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Made famous by legendary residents like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, and blues pianist Alex Moore, Deep Ellum also frequently hosted performances by such iconic artists as T-Bone Walker, just starting his career, and Bessie Smith.
Today we might consider it more alternative in music and diverse in cuisineContinue reading
Joy Luck of Wontons in Dallas
The Joy Luck Club is a novel by Amy Tan that narrates the lives of four Chinese women living in San Francisco and their relationships with their Chinese-American daughters. They gather monthly to discuss their lives and commiserate about their difficult pasts as they play mahjong.
While food is not the central focus of the book it is one of the features that ties these women together, where there is a gathering of friends, there is food. It is an integral part of how these women connect with their culture as they come to grips with their lives in America, and also how they communicate their heritage to their daughters.
History of the Soup Dumpling and Where to Nab Them in Dallas
by Steven Doyle
Few things rock my world as much as xiao long bao. The mighty dumpling power-packed with a meatball, (beef, pork, crab, the usual round up) supplied with a generous amount of broth and pleated into a package of steamed love.
Most agree that the xiao long bao’s story begins in the Shanghai suburb of Nanxiang over nearly 150 years ago. It is believed that Huang Mingxian wanted to create a dumpling that would surprise and delight the guests of his restaurant, Ri Hua Xuan. The elegant pleated dumpling was made by adding aspic – or a jellified meat stock – to pork mince, so that once steamed the aspic would melt, thereby filling the inside of the dumpling with a flavorsome broth. Continue reading
Carrollton Monkey King Closed
by Steven Doyle
I must be the angel of death today announcing closures, and there are more coming. This morning we learned of the Carrollton outpost of Monkey King shuttering. For fans of this location looking for delicious hand pulled noodle soup or their juicy xiaolongbao the Deep Ellum location is still moving strong.
Downtown Carrollton may have hit its saturation point of restaurants, or perhaps Babe’s Chicken is all our friends in Carrollton are looking for. Continue reading
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Asian Quartet Pop Up July 26th
The chefs behind Sumo Shack, Wabi House, Monkey King Noodle Company, Four Sister (soon to open in Fort Worth) and Khao Noodle Shop (a pop up) have come together to present an evening of Asian street foods from four distinct cuisines – Chinese, Japanese, Laotian, Vietnamese: Continue reading